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ANDERSON, Ala. (WHNT) The Lauderdale County School Board announced last week they will close Anderson school at the end of this school year. The school will be missed by students because they describe the school as a second home.
“It was not an overnight decision. It’s hard just because we are aware of the tradition and the community support that makes up Anderson school,” said Superintendent Jennifer Gray.
According to the Gray, the decision to close Anderson School was based on enrollment numbers. The school board says they couldn’t afford to keep the school open with such low numbers.
” There are 91 students enrolled at Anderson. It’s a K-6. And then we have 7 grade school teachers,” said Gray.
School officials say students will have the option of attending schools in Lexington or Lauderdale County starting next school year.
The school has been open for 115 years.